Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.

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1. Denoting or concerning a sect or sects; 2. (of an action) Carried out on the grounds of membership of a sect, denomination, or other group; 3. Rigidly following the doctrines of a sect or other group.

It’s clear that the Assad regime is losing control of Syria… The sooner this transition happens, the greater the chance we have of averting a lengthy and bloody sectarian civil war and the better we’ll be able to help Syrians manage a stable transition to democracy.

Tommy Vietor, National Security Council spokesman